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Kentucky Derby Pie | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #pie contains #chocolatechips & #pecans. It's absolutely amazing. #chocolate #dessert #KentuckyDerby

Kentucky Derby Pie

Rich, decadent amazing pie that tastes like Toll House Cookies in pie form! Great as a company dessert and only takes a few minutes to prepare.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Pies/Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8


  • 2 large eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour Bleached flour toughens baked goods
  • 1 cup chocolate chips I prefer semi-sweet chocolate chips over milk-chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Fisher pecans full halves are best
  • 1 stick Land ‘O Lakes unsalted butter melted and cooled (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tsp. McCormick pure vanilla extract
  • 1 unbaked pie shell


  • Melt butter in microwave.
  • Cool about five minutes.
  • Add sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla and pecans.
  • When mixture is no longer warm (from butter being in microwave), add chocolate chips.
  • (If you add the chips too early they will melt and the pie will not turn out right).
  • Pour into unbaked pie shell.
  • Bake at 350° for about 40-45 minutes, until set.
  • You may have to cover the crust or top of pie with foil to prevent getting too dark.


NOTE: It is imperative that the butter be melted and completely cooled before adding the chocolate chips. Otherwise, the chips will melt and not hold their texture.
NOTE: Semi-sweet chocolate chips seem to work better than milk-chocolate chips in this recipe.
NOTE: When I remade the pie I had a really large deep dish (almost 12" pie plate). I ended up having to make two batches of filling to fill the pie plate. This meant I had to cook the pie a LOT longer to get it cooked all the way through (almost a half hour). That's too long for the chocolate chips. They really ended up melting more than they should have. This recipe is better in a small 9" pie plate and baked about 40-45 minutes (no longer!). That way the chocolate chips hold their texture in the pie rather than melting.
NOTE: This pie tastes better with pure vanilla extract rather than imitation vanilla.
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Keyword chocolate, chocolate chips, chocolate dessert, dessert, pecans, pie
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